is a section of Norwalk, Connecticut. It is located on Long Island Sound, 45 miles from New York City.
The community is governed by the Sixth Taxing District of Norwalk, and has a number of active local associations, including the Civic Association, the Historical Society, the Rowayton Library, a Gardeners Club, and a Parents Exchange. Rowayton annually plays host to a Shakespearean production in Pinkney Park from Shakespeare on the Sound, and has an active community of artists, many of whom are associated with the Rowayton Arts Center.
The Rowayton station on the New Haven line of the Metro-North Railroad is located in the community, as is an elementary school called Rowayton Elementary. This school is for grade kindergarten through fifth. It is a nourishing school and the teachers are experienced.
estate at 33, and 40-42 Highland Ave., was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. In 1910, James A. Farrell, later president of United States Steel Corporation, built a Tudor revival mansion, which burned down in 1913 and was rebuilt in granite. The estate was later bought by the Sperry Rand Corporation which developed the first commercial computer on the site. Since 1966 the Farrell family stables have been the Rowayton Community Center and the Rowayton Library.